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After Roe: the moral imperative of maternal-fetal medicine specialists

      Recently, on a Saturday night, I received a call from a fellow obstetrician at an affiliated community hospital in our system. She had sent a patient to the emergency department (ED) for methotrexate treatment, as she had done hundreds of times during her career. However, the ED physician initially refused to administer the medication stating that he was concerned “given the current legal climate.” As the maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physician on call that night, I was faced with consulting on the legitimacy and legality of this medical management.
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      2. Wisconsin abortion law 940.04. Available at: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/940/i/04. Accessed October 14, 2022.

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